Category Archives: Health

Signs of the Times

Meditation has brought me a greater awareness of the Earth and her healing, nurturing presence. I often go for walks in a nearby Audubon sanctuary. As the word “sanctuary” implies, the natural world shelters and restores us from the harshness … Continue reading

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The Forsaken Garden

Nancy Ryley has written a challenging book, The Forsaken Garden (Quest Books, 1998), which arose from her own experience with what she calls “environmental illness” ( like allergies and cancer which are linked to environmental factors). Ryley developed so many … Continue reading

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A shift of perspective frequently happens in the Psalms, the beautiful poetry of the Hebrew Bible. The writer will describe the misery of his situation and ask God’s help but at the conclusion will imagine that help has already arrived … Continue reading

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